On February 27, 2012, Robert Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, will deliver the Fifth Annual Waldemar A. Solf and Marc L. Warren Chair Lecture in International and Operational Law at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Barbara Bintliff, Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law, at the University of Texas School of Law, will participate as a legal information expert at a conference for secretaries general from regional, national, and sub-national parliaments from around the world, “Achieving Greater Transparency in Legislatures through the Use of Open Document Standards.” The conference, sponsored by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the U.S. House of Representatives, will be in Washington, D.C. on February 27–29, 2012, at the U.S. Congress.
The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce its eighth annual conference, “Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda,” to take place March 1–2, 2012. This multidisciplinary and comparative conference will explore the ambivalent relationship between human rights and property and the extent to which the right to property might advance a human rights agenda.
William Lietzau, deputy assistant secretary for detainee policy and rule of law affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, will be at the Law School on Thursday, February 24, 2012, to discuss the latest developments associated with the law and policy of detention.
Assault & Flattery presents Callback to the Future, a law school themed parody written, directed, and performed entirely by UT Law students.
On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the Law School will host a symposium on recent developments in international arbitrations arising between investors and Latin American governments. Please join us at noon in the Jamail Pavilion for lunch and then the symposium from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in JON 5.206.
Scott Horton, ’81, a professor at Columbia Law School and a contributing editor at Harper’s, will deliver the 2012 Weil Lecture on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, in the Eidman Auditorium. Reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., and Horton’s talk, “More Security, Less Democracy? Struggling to Maintain Democratic Voices in the National Security Debate” will follow at 6:30 p.m.
On Monday, February 20, 2012, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the first Human Rights Happy Hour of the Spring semester. Professor Jorge Contesse of the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, will present a talk entitled “Inter-American Constitutionalism: The Creation and Internalization of Human Rights.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in TNH 3.142 at the University of Texas School of Law.
On February 9, 2012, the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law awarded the 2012 Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award to Glenn E. Johnson, partner at Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP. This prestigious award is given to a distinguished attorney who has made significant contributions to the oil, gas, and energy industry.
The 2012 Texas Energy Law Symposium is the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law’s seventh annual CLE symposium. Speakers are leading academics and practitioners in oil, gas, and energy law. This year’s symposium promises to be an excellent forum for a dynamic and informative discussion about a wide range of current and future energy-related legal issues. The symposium will be held Thursday and Friday, February 9–10, at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center (2110 San Jacinto, across from DKR Memorial Stadium).